Skip to main content

About your Search

20120901
20120930
Search Results 0 to 0 of about 1
of the cold war in the late 1940's. an era in which politics was every bit as ugly and confrontational as this country has seen before or since. president harry truman was a loyal democrat and a tough partisan. in his 1948 acceptance speech at the democratic convention, he referred to republicans as the common enemy who wanted to stick a knife in the back of the board. republicans called for truman's impeachment on a regular basis. it was said, the purpose of the opposition was to oppose. in the end, in that earlier, hyper partisan environment, it was members of the opposition, republicans like vandenburg and senator richard nixon who helped truman pass the marshall plan that saved western europe from soviet domination. republican support was also critical for the passage of aid to greece and turkey that took the plan of containment into action. and there is nato, which has sustained american security for the past several decades. looking ahead, it is unrealistic to expect partisanship to disappear or dissipate. when push comes to shove, when the feature of our country is at stake, ide
Search Results 0 to 0 of about 1